LHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 7 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1760 times:
I have recently started uploading my photos to a.net, since I got my 300D, and am starting my little collection . I was just curious: All you guys who have had requests for photos to be used for pamphlets, websites, etc. After how many (roughly) photos in the database did you get your first request? Have they been coming in regularly? How much money have you made on that? (If you don't mind sharing ). Thanks!
I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
MerC From Sweden, joined Dec 2003, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1720 times:
I was close to sell a photo a couple of months ago. Well I don't know about close.. Anyways, I received an e-mail from a journalist at the biggest financial newspaper in Sweden. He asked me if I had information about the aircraft (bizjet) as he was thinking of writing an article about the company that owned it. (He had seen my photo on A.net).
I replied and said that I did not know anything about the company or the aircraft mentioned. So me being 'close' was when he asked me if he could use my photo in the article.
I guess the article never got published - he did not get back to me.
This was purely luck and had nothing to do with me being a great photographer. Because I am not. Nonetheless, it was still fun to have the chance of maybe selling a photo.
747 4-ever From Sweden, joined Feb 2001, 604 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1686 times:
I have yet to sell my first (aviation)photo.
But a few week ago I was asked by a guy at Arlanda who wanted to use a photo in a powerpoint presentation, so tomorrow I'll get a ramp-tour I think that is pretty fare considering that he wont make any money out of it.
APT From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1682 times:
I have sold my first picture when I had like 15 pictures in the database, but that came quite surprisingly...I didn't even think of selling a photo before.
Just yesterday I got another request, let's see how this one will turn out.
IL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1651 times:
I just sold a pic to http://www.airlines.org. My photo and those of some fellow A.netters will be used for their new website. (the current site is still the old one).
Just days ago I allowed a writer of an aviation novel to use one of my pictures in his book ('Captain II') and on the website. In return I'll get a signed copy of the book. Quite a nice deal.
In the past I also sold some stuff for peoples' private use (to put on their walls). Those I sold for just a little over the cost price...
Oops... Photos until first request? About 45. The first photo I sold was this one, to a DHL pilot's wife (as a b-day present ):